Leadership Switch-Up at A-B
As parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev begins the integration of its $103 billion acquisition of SABMiller, Anheuser-Busch is making changes to its St. Louis-based North American leadership team, two executives moving on to new roles and two joining the team:
Dave Taylor will become VP of supply. Taylor, currently president of the Metal Container Corporation, will take on the role of VP of Supply. Dave is a 20-year company veteran, beginning his career at A-B in 1996 in the engineering department and then progressing through brewing positions, leading up to director of Brewery Operations, where he led significant performance improvement in critical plant operations.
Marcel Marcondes will become VP of marketing. Marcondes joins A-B from the global team, where he had been Global VP, Marketing Brands and Growth Development Platforms for the past two years. He joined the company in 2005 after eight years at Unilever.
Elsewhere, Jorn Socquet was appointed to a new global role as VP marketing strategy, core brands.
Socquet will report to Miguel Patricio, global CMO. In this role, he will focus on global core brands and will continue to work closely with the North American zone. He brings his truly global experience — having worked in Belgium, Canada, and the U.S. leading both global and local brands — to a team now overseeing marketing in nine global zones.
Vini Barbosa will transition to focus on special projects, working with former VP Supply Pete Kraemer (now global head of supply).
The company is also re-organizing additional responsibilities. Fued Sadala will continue to oversee Procurement, but will also assume responsibility for Logistics as well. With that, the Solutions team will now be led by VP-Finance Nelson Jamel, who will also retain the Finance team.